This week's exercise gives us the chance to be really present in our homes or wherever we are painting and see our place with fresh & creative eyes.
It's a week to let go and have some fun!
You can go wild with...
Look around your space, notice shapes, directions, and colours.
might be open & spacious
might be cluttered and full of objects
or simple with some furniture
colourful or monotone..
Choose any medium you would like to use
You can use paint, ink, pastel, charcoal, markers, pencil, watercolour, collage
or any combination of mixed media.
There is no right or wrong way to do this.
Let your imagination run wild...
We are just using our surroundings as a jumping board to abstraction.
If you want to create the perspective, you could mark a shape (rectangle) somewhere near the middle and then diagonal lines coming out from the four corners reaching out to the 4 corners of your page.
If you choose to start this way, remember that this is just an underlying structure to change, distort, muck around with... cover and overlap...
Using the objects in your room (table, chairs, vases, fruit bowl, bed, TV, kitchen etc) to start making overlapping shapes to build up an interesting composition which reaches all 4 edges of your page. They can be distorted & simplified (they don't need to be realistic).
Here are 2 examples by Australian artist, Miranda Skoczek.
You can approach this a bit like an intuitive painting but with your space as inspiration.
The painting might not look anything like your room !
Remember to have some awareness of the elements of composition
The FUNdamentals - 8 Elements of Composition
"There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about." Helen Frankenthaler
Incase you are interested, I will be in the Art of Flow at home FB on Wednesday at 11am for 30 mins, intuitively painting a big canvas.